Why We Need Women-Driven Stories

originally published in BookRiot

A happy statistic I read recently is that women, especially older, educated women, buy more books a year than men. This confirms that women are good — and essential — readers. As fictional subjects, they’re also well-represented. Women in both novels and screenplays often face daunting odds, lose their hearts to scoundrels, and rise above their baser instincts to become…